Foundation News

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New hope for Lewy Body Dementia

06/01/2021

When Debbie Seplow lost her husband Andy in 2019, it was the end of a journey that began some 15 years earlier when he first developed what she describes as odd behaviors, depression and hallucinations. Andy suffered from Lewy Body Dementia, an aggressive and incurable brain disorder that is the second-leading cause of dementia but is not well understood—and is often misdiagnosed.

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Partners in Wellness featuring Desert Diamond Casinos

05/26/2021

Banner Health Foundation and Banner Alzheimer's Foundation gratefully acknowledge new gifts of $10,000 or more from corporations, foundations, and local community groups that have invested in our organization in the past year through the Partners in Wellness program.

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Partners in Wellness featuring the Arizona Coyotes Foundation

05/12/2021

Banner Health Foundation and Banner Alzheimer's Foundation gratefully acknowledge new gifts of $10,000 or more from corporations, foundations, and local community groups that have invested in our organization in the past year through the Partners in Wellness program.

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Celebrating all abilities, Project SEARCH makes employment dreams possible

05/03/2021

Alex* has dreamed of having his own job ever since high school. Getting ready in the morning. Being part of a team. Learning, then contributing his skills to an organization. Because of his autism, Alex doesn’t have the same opportunities to land that dream job as others. But, Project SEARCH opened the door for him and now he is working toward employment at Banner Health as an intern.

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Banner oncologist offers hope to 72-year-old battling cancer

05/03/2021

While most skin cancers are diagnosed because of a visible skin lesion, for E. Blake Hastings, now 72, it was a case of pneumonia that resulted in a shocking diagnosis of stage IV melanoma in late 2018. A biopsy revealed a cancerous tumor located between his lungs, too close to his heart to be removed surgically.

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